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Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Patch 1.06 Introduces "Old School" Controls

You asked for them, so here they are!

Whilst we’re delighted that fans are loving New ‘n’ Tasty’s all new analog controls, we’re aware that some players would prefer the ability to control Abe in a way that more resembles the original Oddysee.

We’ve taken comments and critique from around the web (and print) very much on board, and are delighted today to announce that the PS4 version will soon (we’re still working on it, so it’ll be a little while yet) get an update that introduces two new control options to the Settings menu.

Naturally, these control options will also appear in the other versions of the game when they’re released.


X To Hop

First up is the option to have the X button hop sideways, rather than straight up. We dedicated a fair amount of time to the jumping system in New ‘n’ Tasty but appreciate that old school fans would rather Abe hopped laterally a little easier.

If you toggle “X To Hop” on in the settings, this is exactly what will happen. If you’re running, X will leap as expected. And regardless of the setting, Up on the analog stick will still hoist as normal.


L2 To Run

The other much-requested feature is to have Abe run only when another button is pushed. In this case, if players toggle “L2 To Run” on in the settings, Abe will only walk with the analog stick, and will then only run when L2 is held in addition to the analog stick being moved.

This will mean that when walking, Abe will only be able to hop short distances. You’ll need to be running (as is the case now) to leap to higher ledges and make bigger gaps.


Both control settings can be toggled at will, providing what we hope players will find to be an adaptable, fluid solution.


These control options will be available in Patch 1.06, which will be available soon. The update will also fix issues with “zero times” on the leaderboards, and resolve some missing audio (mainly silent Mudokons) towards the end of the game.

In the meantime, ensure you check out our Advanced Techniques blog, and we’ll be back with an update on when 1.06 will be going live.


Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is a ground-up remake of the classic Abe’s Oddysee. It’s available now for PlayStation 4 from the PlayStation Store, with PS3, PS Vita, PC, Mac, Linux, Wii U and Xbox One versions due before the end of the year.

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